Football Rumours Archive August 05 2009


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Aw dead sparrow knows his abc's. onto some real rumours

glen johnson (done)
sergio aguero £35m
lee cattermole £8m
xabi alonso £30m
dossena £4m
arbeloa (done)

there will be no david silva signing for liverpool as in we have reira and hes keeping silva out of the starting lineup in the national team
  Major transfer to liverpool from inside information alberto aquilani has had medical, transfer should go through by thursday 6th august, following that david villa arived in liverpool airport today he is expected to be joining us in the next 2 weeks.
  Arsenals no2 pat rice spotted in blackpool today ahead of evertons freindly against blackpool.

Pato isn't going to happen. sorry to break it too you

pirlo is about 85% certain. and then maybe ribery or aguero to come but aguero wants almost 200,000 a week and ribery might cost up to 85 million. but don't be surprised if pirlo plus one more of these come.

hopefully ancelotti has a right wing back up his sleeve because bosingwa isn't good enough to be used in the way ancelotti wants him to play, providing most of the width and running up the outside and crossing and cutting inside. someone like dani alves. any suggestions?

  I can all most ensure you that arsenal will not sign anyone vermalen is toures replacment and arshavin is adebayors replacment and we won't pay more than 14 million for a player so no huuntalaar or anyone else for that matter
  Hibs Latest


Alan Gow Rangers 200k

Scott Arfield Falkirk 400k

Jason Shackell Wolves 250k

Antony Stokes Sunderland 500k


Soule Bamba Wigan 650k

Lewis Stevenson Cardiff 350k

Colin Nish Plymouth 250k

Kennan Released

Campbell Released

Cropley Released

John Rankin 230k Crewe
  VILLA – M O'Neill will be busy once fabian delph deal done, expect these names in/out by Tuesday 11th August:


Distin – Warnock – Tuncay – Juardo
& possibly Stephen Ireland, city's resolve will be tested.


Harewood – Shorey
??? on shorey though as o'neil would like to keep natural bouma cover.
  Plymouth Argyle are set to unveil Alan Judge on loan, Gow in a permanent move, and surprise move for Alan Mannus as back up to Larrieu after Saxton is not deemed ready for Championship football. Although Mannus will now command a fee as Shamrock Rovers have just this month signed him.
  To all my fellow Rangers Fans :)
I know making posts on this etc is good fun and good to dream about signings that may be made. But , realisticly we are not going to make any big signings. Possibly a David Weir replacement. Besides that not a lot. We also may sign a premiership youngster on loan. But with Walter Cautios Smith as a manager , we are unlikely to see much of them at all. He would rather take the safe option of Lee McCulloch. All respect to him , but its time he hung up his boots !!!
I look forward to a better season from big Pedro !!!
  My sources– usually reliable, and quite big figures in the local press– tell me Liverpool will be signing Sissoko to fill the gap in midfield following Xabi's departure. BUT, not the return of Momo, rather his younger brother Moussa Sissoko. Somewhere in the region of 5m plus add–ons. The boy is quality apparently. . Watch and wait.
  Emirates cup aftermath

Arsenal invited these 3 teams for specific reasons. Bougherra, Sakho and Aguero.

In return, Wilshire will go on loan to rangers until january, with a possible extension if they are still in the champions league.

Silvestre will go to PSG and knock 500k off the fee for Sakho.

Eboue will go to Athletico and knock 8mill off the fee.

Good times to be a gunner!
  Brighton & Hove Albion trialist Jamie Smith having medical & signing today (Tues 04) & will sign striker Carl rook from Tonbridge Angels if he impresses against Shoreham. Colin Hawkins will be gone by end of the month. Thankgod.

Liverpool set to sign De Rossi, Huntelaar & Gareth Bale once Alonso completes his switch to Madrid. I've also heard Benitez is close to completing the deals of two youngsters from Brazil.
  JUST HEARD from the leicester ground that they have finally got a striker from Sunderland no its not David healy but Sunderlands 19 year old Martyn Waghorn. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST deal to be a loan until end of season.
  Why do all rangers fans keep trying to sell fleck?? he only got into the rangers team last year as they were skint and hoped some stupid team would make them an offer for him. he didnt play 1 decent game and even went missing at parkhead. news from murray park is that fleck hasnt progressed since his early promise and any offer would have the hand bitten off them.(hence the story of a fall out) but i suppose any bid for any player at ibrox these days and the hand will be bitten off.
  Blackburn Rovers news.

Nicky Butt will be joining Blackburn Rovers from Newcastle United, This is FACT, believe me. I have my money on it.

From The Horses Mouth.
  Notts County are interested in bringing Swedish Under 21 International winger Mervan Celik to Meadow Lane
  Nicky Shorey to join Forest to solve their left back problem. Probably on an initial loan deal, although an offer of £2.5M may seal a permanent move.
  I know fabian delph really well ans says he didnt want to go but wanted to help the club with buying bak thorpe arch ans also sez their will only be 1 club he loved and it will always be leeds he also told me leeds will sign 3 players
and he sed they r in talk with darious henderson from sheffield united for 1.5 million
  Man City Breaking News. . . . . .

City have withdrawn there offer for Delph after a signal from a TOP midfield player from a TOP European side has agreed to join. . YAYA TOURE ??
  Liverpool have agreed fees to sign Poulson from Juventus and Aguero from A.Madrid. Medicals to be completed over the next 3 days. No more incoming players after these 2. Leaving along with Alonso will be Voronin, who will join A.Madrid.
  Bit of a shocker here, but my sources are normally pretty good – Stoke made a 6M bid for James Vaughan – Moyesy said "NOPE" and rightfully so, this kid has got goals in him, lucking forward to seeing him fit. Top 4 being challenged again by the best "pound for pound" squad in the leauge = OH YES :D

City – watch and learn



CM– Defour from standard liege –––– fee unknown
CM– Aqualini 18M EURO'S
Silva and Martinez still a possiblity

You heard it 1st!

Stevie LFC
  Sunderland to capitalise on Wengers pathetic offer and bid around 10 mil for chamakh. Dunne also set to join sunderland along with bentley and dawson from spurs.
  Another bit of CFC news for you. apparently abromavich is interested in porto's hulk, and i willing to match the 33 million pound buy ouy clause. seems a bit expensive. any thoughts
  Sunthorpe to sign beckford for 3miilion
  My phone is non–stop buzzing from my agent(s). Notts County are looking to sign–
Kasper Schmeichel–1.5m
Peter Halmosi–1m
Zak Whitbread–1m
Sol Campbell–Free
Fredik Stoor–1.5m
Ivan Campo–Free
Lee Hendrie–300k
Amaury Bischoff–Free
Mohammed Abou Trika–4.5m
Mustapha Salifou–1m
Didi Hamann–Free
Patrik Ingelsten–2.5m
Rui Fonte–Free
Marcus Bent–1m
Billy Sharp will not sign as he is Sheff Utd only fit striker.
  Man City News. . .

City are still looking to sign JOHN TERRY and will break the UK transfer record in the process this will go to the final day and an offer of £50 Mill. . . Only the Moderator can be the Judge on my previous postings worth £5 bet at 30/1
  I have it on good authority that Walter Smith intends playing Fleck against man city to help showcase his talents, the bust up did happen, however this was after it was agreed that Fleck would be moving on a loan deal or if the money was right a permanant move.
iv also been told that SAF will be at ibrox to cast an eye over young fleck however this did not come from that reliable a source.

the bluebear
  Leicester are looking at david healy after losing out on leroy lita ,pearson is desperate to add more firepower before saturday and has bid 800,000 deal is dependant on bents transfer but this seems to be nearing completion so expect this deal to be finalised in next 48 hours source is from within the club and info is always 100%
  With the Alonso saga finally drawing to a close expect the UK club transfer activity to step up in the coming weeks. Sir Alex is watching closely for Rafa's next move, Rafa is keeping tight–lipped as usual, Abramovich is poised to spend big once again and all of them are bluffing on loads of players. Man City have shown their intentions early in the window but have they got good value for their money? Time will tell.
If the rumours are to be believed Ribery, Villa, Silva and Aguero are going nowhere but let's see where they are come the end of August when all the big chequebooks and piggybanks have been emptied. The proper transfer merry go round is about to start. . enjoy and good luck for next season everyone

  Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is eyeing up Huddersfield Town youngster John McCabe as 'one for the future'.

Whilst it will not solve the Foxes immediate striker shortage, the teenager is believed to have a big future ahead of him.
  Leicester City Have Signed 19 Year Old Martyn Waghorn On Loan. Steve Bruce Told Him To Leave So He Can Get First Team Experience.
  In response to the know it all that wrote this:

To the Nacker who claims Sunderland held up the Bent transfer. Sunderland have only paid £12m for him so why would they pay a £12m down payment!
Was it not Spurs who falsely claimed 2 other teams where in for him. A rumour the player & Phil Brown said was pure fabrication. Redknapp is just another cockney spiv!

I think you'll find out that £12m is the guaranteed fee agreed, the deal will total to nearer £15m if all of the clauses kick in. Also, Spurs made no public claim that other sides had bid for Bent(as it isn't club policy), but there were bids from two other clubs, that much is well known within WHL. Sunderland originally wanted to pay £12m in total with it paid over 2 years. Spurs wanted to recoup as much as possible short term, but have compromised at a deal with 50% of the potential value of the deal paid now(£7–7.5m) and the remainder(£4–5m) paid over two years along with any contractual clauses that may kick in over te period of his contract term. Personally, i hope he does well, he always seemed like a nice bloke who just wanted a fair vhance to show his worth, that said he isn't the sharpest tool in the box. . .
  Liverpool News. . . .

well unfortunatly alonso has been sold to real, the money raised from the deal is around the 30 mil mark, with this money rafa will bid for david villa or david silva (probably fail with villa) or he will used the money to get aquilani.

Hopefully more fringe players such as voronin, itandje, degen and dossena will be sold to raise funds for a quality player.

I hope rafa knows what he's doing!!!!
  I think that is a fair summary of Villa's pre–season and thoroughly agree that we need to strengthen our squad. Here’s a list of some players who in my opinion MON should have a look at and I believe could make a real difference to our side. With our aim to break the "Big 4" and qualify for Europe. .

A.Cissokho (Just moved to Lyon– So not a possibility– But worth a mention I thought.)
M.Caceres (Looks to be finalizing move to Juventus– A bit of dreaming.)
M.Richards (Moving further and further down the pecking order with Megabucks Man City whom are bringing in some of Europe's biggest names.)
N.Onuah (Even further down the pecking order at City, but such a bright prospect for the future– If we could persuade them to sell– Great business by MON!!!)
M.Upson (Doubt Zola will let him go– everyone has there price though.)
B.Alves (What a transformation!!! He’s a different player in recent years– at 28 age could be a factor though.)
S.Bassong (On everyone's shopping list for this Transfer Market– What do we have to offer? You maybe think hmm… Top division first team football and a top 8 finish more than Newcastle can offer. If he really wants to jumpstart his career and get noticed by some of Europe’s biggest clubs he’ll make the right decision and leap to Villa park ahead of those good for nothing waste of space at wankers that he’ll play with at Spurs.)
G.Cahill (So much potential should never have sold him in the first place. Solid player from the back.)
A.Ferdinand (Worth a gamble– but so very injury prone– however when he’s fit he’s definitely one of England’s best.)
M.Mancienne (one of England’s finest under 8mil)

R.Drenthe (WOW! What a talented youngster so good at the flanks– will Madrid part with him? For our sake hopefully.)
U.Emanuelsson (Solid stopper from Ajax– been linked with him before– in my opinion he would prove to be a very astute signing.)
B.Assou–Ekotto (Even though he at Spurs– when he’s on, he’s on.)
S.Warnock (He’s been linked with us but he’s average but good enough.)

F.Delph(already secured)
R.De La Red

S.Downing(already secured)

  Why is it that dopey spammers and "WHO ARE YA?"Villa muppets keep attempting to riddicule spurs?This is a RUMOURS websie!Here is a really out–there hard to believe rumour–westham and villa will be top 10{LOL)Bassong and huntlaar will be yids within two weeks,van–bommel to follow end of Harrys dealings! COYS
  As an arsenal fan myself, I can understand the growing concern that fans have with Wenger refusing to make any major signings this summer. However, remember the last time there was an exodus of the squad's top stars such as Petit, Overmars etc. .wenger used the money to bring in virtually unknown talent such as one Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddy Ljungeberg and Wiltord (some of who turned out to be some of the worlds best players in a season or two!) Trust the man, he's the most successful manager we've ever had!

  At the end of last season Wenger stated that he firmly believes that more than 3 siginings in one window is harmful to team development and he will stand by this. With one signing already (vermaelen–planned replacement of Toure who was always going to be sold after handing transfer request in Jan)expect no more than 2 additions most likely being a DM and kalou (although Hazard may be signed and loaned straight back for a season). A new DM will allow Song to provide cover at CB along with Johan, Willy G and silvestre so no more are needed (Senderos is off to the Toffees). Talk of Huntelaar and Villa or the sale of Gallas/Silvestre is wide of the mark.
  Once this week's CL qualifier is out of the way expect some transfer movement at Celtic Park

Out will go Naylor (Portsmouth), M. Brown & Donati (back to Italy).
Caldwell will be given offer of new contract & Captaincy, if he accepts McManus will be sold, if he doesn't he will be sold & McManus will stay. Either way Zander Diamond will be a Celtic player by the time they visit Pittodrie for the league opener.
Scott McDonald will also be sold (possibly to Hull) as Mowbray is looking for a more mobile striker who can play from wide in a 4–3–3 formation. Ross McCormack is his main target to replace the outgoing McDonald.
  Second time Ive posted now, first time I was totally wrong, when in Germany I heard Miroslav klose being interviewed and talking about his admiration for Liverpool, figured maybe an outside chance, but no. So heres up for some improvement, a mate of mine plays for Doncaster Rovers ( Unfashionable I know) anyway Quinton Fortune is currently a trailist there and last week we went up to Manchester for a night on the tiles, where we met up with a man utd player who is currently injured. He told us that SAF has said there will not be any more big money tansfers this season as the majority of the Ronaldo has gone to pay off the massive debt. I don't know if its true could just be boozy talk, but he seemed adamant. Im a liverpool fan so im obviously thrilled you aren't going to buy anyone else as valencia ain't no ronalado, and berbs just doesn't cut it, and scholes and giggs are starting to look their age ( YOU KNOW YOU MANCS IM RIGHT)I think its going to be a tough season for manutd with 3rd about the best you can hope for.
Not a runour so much this one as an observation, Rafa isn't going to spend all of xabi's money, one player will come in, probabaly aqualini (sic) and maybe a striker if babel, vornin or ngog goes ( and i hope they do) but i reckon Rafa's got his heart set on micahel turner at hull, hypia's natural replacement, beacuse agger isn't happy.

I look forawrd to the routine abuse hurled at all posts by middle aged men who take this a bit too seriously.
  Rangers have already enquired about James McArthur (currently at Accies) and may make a bid now that Adam has joined Blackpool.
  Does anybody know how much Rotherham United recieved for Reuben Reid? Ans: three curly wurlies and a years supply of marmite

Wolves still in the hunt for a midfielder, possibly going back to Reading for Harper??

just seen lee cattermole driving into arsenals training ground
  LFC latest

there will be a surprise coming from Anfield. It won't be the arrival of Aquilani as a direct replacement for Alonso as this has been on the cards for a while. It will be a strike partner for Torres/Gerrard. I don't know who it is but someone inside the club told me that Rafa has asked Purslow to open negotitions on a player. My source will not divulge the name, I tried everything!
  To the guy that wrote: "Also a little rumour i heard was that fleck missed the game against arsenal as he is in talks with man u about a 4 million pound move with rangers loaning him for 1 season. We all know how much fergie wants to unearth the next dennis law." – NO, NO, NO. Fleck was in Northern Ireland with the reserves as a result of his 'outburst' the other day – expect a change of attitude from the lad, who will be aiming to force his way back into the 1st team at Ibrox. After fat Charlie Adam was finally shifted (with a JCB presumably) and Gow on his way out too, Rangers are only one sale away from ACTUALLY SIGNING A PLAYER!!! With the expected departure of Beasley, Velicka or perhaps on recent displays Lee McCulloch – expect to see a new centre–half at Ibrox in the next week – rumours point towards Tonel, who Smith has wanted for a while and is pining on a Bosman move to the CHAMPIONS.

in – chamakh, subotic, vieira, matudi and kalou

out – senderos, eboue

Challengers – Yes!
  To the person who said this!!

PAFC –––
Ins –
David Gray (loan)
Charlie Adam (loan)
Albert Adamoad (loan)
Stephen Worgu (permanant deal)
Outs –
Doumbe/Walton (Millwall)
Timar (Blackpool)

Charlie adam has moved to blackpool on a 2 year deal.
Big Game for Celtic in Moscow and going out of the Champions league may be the catalyst of a few players moving on.

Most sellable assests are Boruc, McGeady & Brown, but Mowbray will try and hold on to these and sell other players he see's easier to replace.
McManus – Newcastle may replace Bassong with McManus for about £3million
Caldwell – If Contact not signed by end of Aug watch for a quickie deal to either Burnley or Wolves
Naylor – Portsmouth to Bid £1million will see him out the door.
Mowbray still wants to add, and has a couple of names. But Pace is vital hence a move for Jay Simpson on Loan – you heard it hear 1st

  After the sell of michael McIndoe To Coventry City

gary johnson will lokk at rangers Midfielder Alan Gow As A replacement
  Andy Hughes has decided to stay at leeds and has turned down a loan move to notts county
  Nigel Pearson and chief scout Steve Walsh are rumoured to be keeping tabs on Ukraine Under 21 Striker Yevhen Konoplyanka. The 19 year old is still only plying his trade for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Reserves and Youth Team, but the Leicester boss has had him watched him on a couple of occasions and sees him as one for the future.

With the new season closing in, a first team striker is still the main concern for Pearson. Racing Santander striker Mohammed Tchité. The former winner of the 'Belgian Ebony Shoe' award is his latest target. He will command quite a large fee, but the imminent exit of DJ Campbell to Coventry City will fund at least part of the transfer.
  Stoke will be signing by the start of the season:
Stephen Warnock
Dean Ashton
Habib Beye
Billy Sharp
Lee Cattermole
David Bentley
Chris Brunt
James Vaughan
Clint Dempsey
  Big Names to move clubs:

Pirlo – Chelsea
Silva – Man Utd
Alonso – Madrid
Vieira – Arsenal
Huntelaar – Milan
Senderos – Everton
Lescott – City
Aquilani – Liverpool
Distan – Villa
Delph – Villa
Subotic – Arsenal
Vertonghen – Barcelona
Emana – Valencia
Poulsen – Valencia
Van Der Vaart – Milan
Banega – Fiorentina
  My mate 's mum cleans Stoke defender Leon Cort's house, she says that his brother Carl is staying with him while hes having trials at Port Vale
  Notts County are close to signing Matt Ritchie for 150,000 from Portsmouth and also in talks with Pompey over Goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown for a season loan

meanwhile defender Ulrich Vinzents is joining Notts from Malmo for 100,000 later this week

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